Board members, I have recently moved into a new house with a mainly unfinished basement. As I have young children, I want to keep a large area (approx. 18' x 40') open for playing around, especially during the winter months. We have a ping pong table, and some other games, but I anticipate plenty of running around, balls being thrown and impromptu wrestling matches occurring. With this in mind, I want to cover the exposed concrete floors with some padding. I have found 2 used wrestling mats for sale. They are not in the best of shape, but these are simply meant to be played on for the next 5 years or so and provide some cost effective cushioning. The issue is my basement only has access from inside (not a walk out) and there is a pinch point due to doorways and walls that have made it difficult to maneuver items down into the basement unless completely taken apart (treadmill for example)... what are people's opinion on cutting the mats (approximately into 2 or 3 sections 5 or 6 feet in width when rolled up)... I would then have to tape them back together once laid down. I realize mats are taped together all the time, but this would be cutting an intact mat in half/thirds then taping those sections back together. Does anyone see any issue with this? Any recommendations for something else? I looked into the rubber squares that are used for gyms but it seems those are expensive and when kids run around on them they tend to come a part a lot. As this is a wrestling board, I figured I would ask for any input on my attempted plan?